Highland student faces discipline for bomb threat found in bathroom

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ANDERSON, Ind. (Herald Bulletin) – A Highland Middle School student is facing discipline for writing a bomb threat on a bathroom wall on Wednesday.

School officials say the vaguely worded bomb threat was discovered around noon and read, “there is a bomb.”

Anderson police and school officials responded, but decided not to evacuate students and staff because the threat was so vague, 24-Hour News 8’s news partners at the Herald Bulletin report.

Parents were notified of the incident Wednesday evening.

“We had a handwritten threat of a bomb written on a bathroom stall wall,” Joseph Cronk, Chief Operations Officer for Anderson Community Schools said. “It did not look to be a credible threat.”

The suspect was identified through hallway security camera footage. The student later confessed to writing the message.

Schools officials haven’t said what discipline the student will receive or if he will be charged by police with a criminal act.


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